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London Advanced Studies Program

London Advanced Studies Program

Country
United Kingdom
State/County/Province
London, Southeast England
City/Twon
London
School
King's College London
Certificate: Included
Exam Application: Unavailable
Course Organiser
Bucksmore Education
Programme Category
Summer Courses
Age Range
13-16 Years Old
Minimum Course Length
Minimum 2 Weeks
Maximum Course Length
Maximum 2 Weeks
Max Class Size
8 per class
Earliest Start Date
Start: June 30, 2020
English Level Requirement:
A1 - Beginner
A2 - Elementary
B1 - Intermediate
B2 - Upper Intermediate
C1 - Advanced
C2 - Proficient

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C1 - Advanced

Overview

Based at the world-renowned King’s College London, this course aimed at native and high-level English speakers offers a range of academic subjects to aid and prepare students for their future studies at A-level, International Baccalaureate and ultimately university. The program is an university experience course for ambitious students wanting to challenge themselves with advanced academic tuition their choice of subjects.

Highlights

  • The course is operated by Bucksmore Education, which is founded in 1980, history of 39 years, accredited by British Council and English UK. It is awarded by the EL Gazette of the Centre of Excellence 2018.
  • World class teaching facilities, King’s College London is one of the world’s leading universities, and students can take full advantage of the classrooms, seminar rooms and lecture theatres on offer.
  • King’s College London is claimed to be the third oldest university in England (after Oxford and Cambridge).
  • The Strand campus of King’s College London is the most central university campus in London.

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Outcomes

1. Certificate

2. Programme Report

3. Study Materials

4. Any Special Awards or Prizes

Testimonials

After this great two weeks, I’ve realised how important critical thinking, leadership and
teamwork are. I’ve been able to put them all in practise during projects. It has been a great time and I’m certainly looking forward to next years summer..”

Pablo
Spain
4.5/5
This was my first time. The best parts were when we went on excursions because it really gave us a chance to bond all together outside the college. It felt like we became a family. I would recommend the course to any of my friends looking for a summer camp! The counsellors were all so nice, the lessons were interesting where you learn a lot of new vocabulary.
Mia
Canada
4.5/5
It was great to be studying the London Advanced Studies Program at historic King’s College in the very heart of bustling London. I really enjoyed being with motivated students from many nationalities and had fun during our frequent trips. The new subjects I selected gave me a taste of what university would be like. The whole stay felt like being immersed in London student life. Definitely worth it!
Xander
Netherlands
4.5/5
My summer with the course and the team was absolutely amazing! A very unique experience as I have got to understand and learn about the English culture. I made a lot of new friends with whom I am still in contact with today. Not to mention the very interesting and innovative lessons with lots to learn and great opportunities to excel.
Milan
Thailand
4.5/5

Programme Schedule

2-week
30 June - 14 July
14 July - 28 July
Fee includes:

✓  Tuition

✓  Accommodation

✓  Airport Transfer (10:00 – 22:00)

✓  Programme Report and Certificate

✓  All Meal

✓  All study materials

✓  Welcome Pack on arrival

✓  On Campus Activities

✓  Excursions Per Week

✓  Weekly laundry

✓  VISA Invitation Letter (If Necessary)

✓  Insurance (Terms & Conditions Apply)

Fee excludes:

✗ Flight Tickets

✗ Optional excursion

✗ Optional activities

✗ Exams application

✗ Pocket Money

Sample Timetable

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Programme Details

Lessons

Students of an advanced or native level of English choose two academic subjects to study in a maximum class size of only eight students, taught by expert tutors. The course is taught at a level equivalent to first year of A-level / International Baccalaureate.

In addition to subject tutorials for 3 hours each day, students in London take part in study sessions and weekly projects.

 

Subjects

Students choose two subjects to study for 1.5 hours each morning. Subjects are delivered by expert external tutors. Students must choose their subjects prior to arrival. Examples of the subjects:

  • Advanced Mathematics
  • Biochemistry
  • Business
  • English Literature
  • Economics
  • History
  • IELTS Preparation
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Robotics

 

Project Sessions

Group projects provide students with experience working towards the same academic goal with other students in a team setting. Students develop teamwork, management and communication skills, in preparation for higher education. Previous projects have included:

 

  • UK Capital of Culture

Research, design and presentation are the key skills employed in this project. Working in groups, students research and market a UK city to be advertised to an international audience.

 

  • Theatre Production

This project focuses on script-writing, directing and costume design. Students produce short plays and perform on stage in front of their peers.

 

  • Technology Expo

Communication and innovation are developed through designing a new technologically based product. Students design and create an exhibition based on their market research to launch their ‘new & original’ product.

 

  • Bucksmore Elections

Centred-round an election campaign, students produce manifestos, posters and give campaign speeches to their peers. The week’s project culminates with members of the winning party voted in as class president and vice-president.

 

Study Sessions

For 45 minutes at the end of each morning, students are given time to complete reading, assignments and problem sets for their following days lessons. Students are supervised and assisted in this session by the Director of Studies.

 

Tutors

All our tutors have a real passion for their subject as well as a wealth of teaching experience. Tutorial and seminar content is designed specifically by each tutor and is tailored to suit the ambitious students who attend our programmes.

Academic support outside the classroom is provided by the Course Director and a team of Counsellors who are on site 24 hours a day. Our residential staff are all very dedicated and committed to ensuring every student on the programme receives the highest possible level of academic, social and emotional support.

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Activities

In the evenings, a wide variety of fun activities are offered. Bucksmore London’s timetable is planned and organised by a dedicated Activity Manager, who is responsible for choosing and coordinating weekly activities and excursions.

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Excursions

The London Advanced Studies Program and Bucksmore London have a combined activities and excursions itinerary. They organise at least seven visits to London attractions over a two-week stay, plus one excursion to another destination in the UK per week.

To enable them to respond to student feedback and requests, the excursions at these destinations are planned and organised by a dedicated Activity Manager. For this reason, the exact weekly timetables will not be confirmed until a few days before the start of the following week. This enables the Activity Manager to minimize any repetition and give students a unique experience every week. Examples of the excursion:

 

Politics and Royalty Tour

All students take this central London walking tour, visiting historic landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Horse Guards Parade, 10 Downing Street, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.

 

London Eye and River Cruise

Two fantastic ways of seeing London are either by above on the world-famous London Eye, or by boat on a Thames river cruise tour.

 

Museums and Galleries

London has a wonderful selection of museums and art galleries across the city, such as the British Museum, British Library, Natural History Museum (pictured), National Gallery, the Tate Modern and Saatchi Gallery.

 

Landmarks

Students visit a variety of well-known landmarks across the city, such as Tower of London (pictured), Kensington Palace, Piccadilly Circus and St Paul’s Cathedral.

 

Attractions

An important part of the student social programme is to have fun! Visits to major attractions can include Madame Tussauds, London Zoo, London Dungeons, Namco Funscape and Ripley’s ‘Believe it or Not’.

 

Full-Day Excursions

One day per week will see the students leaving London entirely. Destinations include: Thorpe Park (Week 1), Oxford (Week 2), Cambridge (Week 3) and Brighton (Week 4)

 

 

 

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Accommodation

The accommodation is based in a private residence close to King’s College. Student accomodation is provided at Dinwiddy House, a great zone 1 location just a few minutes’ walk from King’s Cross- St. Pancras International. All bedrooms are single en-suites. All students are given a free travel-card for each week of their stay, and students will never travel between the accommodation and campus without supervision from a Bucksmore member of staff.

Laundry

Laundry is free and available on-site. Students must load and empty the laundry machines themselves (with Bucksmore staff guidance), though laundry detergent will be provided by Bucksmore.

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Airport Transfer

Bucksmore offers a complimentary airport transfer service on transfer days for flights arriving/departing between 10:00 and 20:00 at either London Heathrow Airport (LHR) or London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

Students requesting private transfers outside of these destinations and times will be subject to additional charges.

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Meal

All meal included. Healthy meals with a mix of English and international dishes served. Vegetarian options are always available. Special dietary requirements are accommodated.

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Care

Every Bucksmore location has a residential management team, and a minimum staff-student ratio of 1:7. High staff to student ratios ensure all students are looked after. There is always a trained first aider on-site, and students are supervised 24 hours a day. They take great pride in the excellence of their academic content, the excitement of their social programme, and most importantly, the safety and wellbeing of all Bucksmore students.

 

Staff

Each location has a Centre Manager, Activity Manager and Director of Studies available for all students to approach with any problems. Bucksmore Counsellors are more than just teachers; they provide a high level of care and guidance for all students. All staff are background checked.

 

Pastoral Care

Bucksmore summer schools strive to create a warm and welcoming “family atmosphere” where all students and Counsellors know each other well.

 

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Cancellation

The cancellation of the course must be made in writing (email, or post) in legible and unambiguous English. Any cancellation shall only be of effect from the date it is received by us in writing and the following fees shall apply (before the Start Date):

 

30+ days : 35% of the total amount

7-29 Days: 70% of the total amount

0-6 Days: 100% of the total amount

 

It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they obtain the appropriate VISA for their time in the UK covering the course dates, and that they comply with all other UK entry requirements. Under no circumstances will the course organizer make any refund on grounds of lack of visa or similar travel documents required to enter the UK legitimately. In a situation where a course needs to be cancelled due to a visa rejection (and upon supply of the original visa rejection letter at least 7 days before the start date)  all fees will be refunded minus an administration fee of £350.

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School Address
  • Nearest International Airport(s) :
  • London Heathrow International Airport (LHR) : 26.5 km
  • London Gatwick Airport (LGW) : 46 km

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English Level Requirement : CEFR and Language Assessment

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: learning, teaching, assessment, (CEFR), was created by the Council of Europe to be a language standard that describes the ability of English language learners in speaking, reading, writing and listening and measures learners’ learning outcomes at different stages.

This standard is widely recognised and used by educational institutions, enterprises and governments around the world and provides general guidance for the development of language syllabuses, curriculum and textbook design, language testing, etc.

Additionally, many internationally recognised English language tests, such as IELTS and Aptis, are associated with this standard as a reference for test score grading. In describing a language learner’s ability, in terms of speaking, reading, listening and writing, CEFR is broadly categorised into the Levels below: 

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English Level
Category
At this level you can understand:
A1
Beginner
Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
A2
Elementary
Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
B1
Intermediate
Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
B2
Upper Intermediate
Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
C1
Advanced
Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
C2
Proficient
Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.

English level, category and at this level you can understand:

A1 – Beginner

Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help. 

A2 – Elementary

Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

B1 – Intermediate

Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

B2 – Upper Intermediate

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

C1 – Advanced

Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

C2 – Proficient

Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.

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JUNE - Course Schedule
2-week

30 June - 14 July

JULY - Course Schedule
2-week

14 July - 28 July

AUGUST - Course Schedule
2-week

Sample Weekly Schedule

Tuesday
Arrival
Arrival
Welcome Games
Wednesday
Tutorial 1
Tutorial 2
Academic Skills 1
London Activity
London Activity
Thursday
Tutorial 1
Tutorial 2
Academic Skills 2
Project Preparation
Activity
Friday
Excursion
Excursion
Film Night
Saturday
Tutorial 1
Tutorial 2
Academic Skills 3
Guest Lecturer
Activity
Project Presentations
Sunday
Tutorial 1
Tutorial 2
Academic Skills 4
London Activity
Activity
Monday
Tutorial 1
Tutorial 2
Academic Skills 5
London Activity
Activity
Graduation

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After this great two weeks, I’ve realised how important critical thinking, leadership and
teamwork are. I’ve been able to put them all in practise during projects. It has been a great time and I’m certainly looking forward to next years summer..”

Pablo
Spain
4.5/5
This was my first time. The best parts were when we went on excursions because it really gave us a chance to bond all together outside the college. It felt like we became a family. I would recommend the course to any of my friends looking for a summer camp! The counsellors were all so nice, the lessons were interesting where you learn a lot of new vocabulary.
Mia
Canada
4.5/5
It was great to be studying the London Advanced Studies Program at historic King’s College in the very heart of bustling London. I really enjoyed being with motivated students from many nationalities and had fun during our frequent trips. The new subjects I selected gave me a taste of what university would be like. The whole stay felt like being immersed in London student life. Definitely worth it!
Xander
Netherlands
4.5/5
My summer with the course and the team was absolutely amazing! A very unique experience as I have got to understand and learn about the English culture. I made a lot of new friends with whom I am still in contact with today. Not to mention the very interesting and innovative lessons with lots to learn and great opportunities to excel.
Milan
Thailand
4.5/5

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